Advice if you're pregnant during Covid-19

With the lockdown, many people experience reduced care and online sessions, and there is a restriction on company during visits and labour. This can cause worry and have an impact on pregnant people's mental health.
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FAQs

Guy's and St Thomas' have a list of FAQs that Maternity Services have developed together with the Maternity Voices Partnership.

Maternity Services FAQs

In this list of FAQs you will find a number of the maternity services helpline (020 7188 8760) and there’s also a number for people who are feeling anxious or concerned about their mental health (0800 731 2864).

 

We had a few queries about what the arrangements would be for women who go into labour during this time. Here's what GSTT says:

Information about attending appointments and partner attendance during labour

We have made temporary changes to our visiting policies in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in order to reduce the spread of infection. Women attending outpatient appointments (including antenatal visits, scans and blood tests) should attend the appointment unaccompanied. Currently no visitors are permitted on the antenatal ward or postnatal ward.

For women in labour only one companion will be allowed. This companion can stay for the duration of labour but will need to leave six hours after delivery or earlier if the mother is transferred to another area.

Please understand that this was a difficult decision to make but has been done to keep you safe from risk of infection.

Rest assured we will be monitoring the situation and will make adjustments to the restriction as soon as it is safe to do so.

If you remains concerned, then we would urge youto discuss their concerns with your midwife or if youprefer, PALS can pass on your concerns and ask a midwife to contact them.

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